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  1. matth

    GIESELER Fein DAC II owners thread

    Hi Clay, congratulations for Fein II. Will there be a Groß II as well or is because of the larger output transformers no place on the circuit board for an interior power supply like Fein II? Thanks Matt
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    Klein III owners thread

    Certainly the USBridge is a good device but you listened to it with three additional devices between it and the Klein. How does it sound alone and remember the replacement for USBridge is not far away. Matt
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    Klein III owners thread

    1200 AUD? You can buy one USB-Klein and one SPDIF-Klein for nearly the same. Matt
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    Klein III owners thread

    Haha, the Klein III is already a great bargain. Like DSD this would add more complexity and would end in a much higher price. Further a one input Klein sounds better than a three input Klein. Matt
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    Klein III owners thread

    Guys, Clay answered this point at page 1 of this thread. Matt
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    Klein III owners thread

    My pleasure! It seems to be very interesting, but we are OT now. Matt
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    Klein III owners thread

    The USBridge and Sparky will be replaced by an audiophile SBC based on the processor of the RPI this year. https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/vendor-s-bazaar/294940-fifo-buffer-rpi-sbcs-305.html#post5678861 Matt
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    Klein III owners thread

    +1 Did not know that DSD runs in software mode only. Thanks for clarification. ATB Matt
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    Klein III owners thread

    @Gieseler Audio Hi Clay, do you think it would be possible and make sense to add DSD playback via an internal pcb jumper to the Klein III like the switchable filters? IMO, this should not increase much the manufacturing costs of this great DAC. AFAIK, the AK4495 allows up to DSD128 so it would be a nice option to upsample via software to DSD128 and convert with the Klein III. Thanks Matt
  10. Hi Bill, so the GN Volta is the best DAC you ever heard? Better than Killer and Chord M-Scaler + DAVE? Thanks Matt
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    CHORD HUGO TT2 DAC/PREAMP + KRAFTWERK PSU combo

    There is a link in the first post here: https://www.computeraudiophile.com/forums/topic/46501-chords-new-m-scaler/ Hope this helps Matt
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    CHORD HUGO TT2 DAC/PREAMP + KRAFTWERK PSU combo

    For me a big drawback of the M-Scaler is that it works in the Chord ecoystem only. Ask Miska on CA forum, the developer of HQPlayer, what he thinks about taps. Now we have one million taps, in two years maybe 2 million , in four years 4 million and so on. The obsolete gear appears then on the second hand market. Taps is a great buzzword for marketing. Good luck for all who want to go this path. Matt
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    CHORD HUGO TT2 DAC/PREAMP + KRAFTWERK PSU combo

    As I said M-Scaler makes sense only with Chord DACs. Nearly all other DACs are limited to 192kHz with SPDIF and 28MHz is a little bit higher than the DSD512 of the Gross. How is the sensitivity of the speakers you want to drive with 18W? Thanks Matt
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    CHORD HUGO TT2 DAC/PREAMP + KRAFTWERK PSU combo

    That means you have not listened to it yet? Matt
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    CHORD HUGO TT2 DAC/PREAMP + KRAFTWERK PSU combo

    Hi Bill, do you see any advantage with the M-Scaler in comparison to software upsampling with HQPlayer or Audirvana+? With non-Chord DACs you can upsample with the M-Scaler via SPDIF to 384kHz maximum. Which DAC allows 384kHz via SPDIF? So I think it makes sense to use M-Scaler with Chord DACs only. In comparison you can use Gieseler DACs or a good NOS-DAC like the new Holo Spring2 and reach 1536kHz or DSD1024 (if you want and with a capable computer for software upsampling) I prefer software upsampling because it is much more flexible and much less expensive. Best regards Matt PS: Another point: Maybe in two years Chord launch a new M-Scaler which makes the existing one obsolete. With software you are always up-to-date.
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